The 4th & 5th; Sworn to secrecy!
The 4th of September.
I can't really tell you anything about a lot of today because I have been sworn to secrecy! I promise when it is public knowledge I will share. It should come out on the 17th!
All I can really say is that I had a really wonderful day, and I am now exhausted and my stomach is protesting. I didn't eat properly today (through no one's fault but my own inability to deal with seasoning), so I bought a sandwich and crisps at Euston, which I scarfed down pretty hastily. However, now I'm in quite a lot of pain and I'm enjoying being out of my jeans and in my pyjamas. Another thing I can tell you is that I love London's fancy new Rolls Royce electric cabs! They're really big, they're lower to the ground, the wheelchair ramp is nice and long and slides out of the floor, and the ceiling is a skylight! Yes please.
The 5th of September.
It's been a day of rest. I don't think I woke up at all in the night, hit snooze on my alarm, and slept for another half an hour after that. I rolled out of bed at half past nine, and dressed in comfy clothes, ready to do absolutely nothing.
This morning, once I'd got myself downstairs, I had to make my coffee very apologetically, because Daddy was having a session with Ed the Money Man in the dining room and the coffee machine is really quite loud. I wrote about yesterday (as much as I could, anyway), and I emailed Elana from Anthony Nolan to say thank you for the day and to voice my frustration at myself for all the things I thought of in bed last night that I wished I'd said. I should have asked for the questions beforehand! I am a nitwit. I'm definitely going to plan for the conference interview/talk next week a lot more thoroughly, although I don't want my answers to sound memorised. We live and learn!
This afternoon, I had Dark Time. There was a point at Euston yesterday where all I could think about was how my eye was on fire, and I had to get drops in it as a matter of urgency, so I really needed to give it a good rest today. I put on Jay Rayner's episode of the Off Menu podcast, and my eye had such a good rest that I fell asleep and missed his main course, side dish, drink and pudding, then I woke up just as they were doing the outro. I rewound to hear his choices, and now I think I'll be visiting the pastry shop he mentioned, Maitre Choux, on the way back to Euston from the aforementioned conference. I have to say, I love a trip with a bonus of baked goods!